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Sister Noon
KAREN JOY FOWLER

Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler
19 reviews (2001) (321p)
PEN/Faulkner Award Finalist

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Book Description
Lizzie Hayes, a member of the San Francisco elite, is a seemingly docile, middle-aged spinster praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies Relief and Protection Society Home, or "The Brown Ark". All she needs is the spark that will liberate her from the ruling conventions. When the wealthy and well-connected, but ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark, Lizzie is drawn to her. It is the beautiful, but mysterious Mary Ellen, an outcast among the women of the elite because of her notorious past and her involvement in voodoo, who will eventually hold the key to unlocking Lizzie's rebellious nature.

Loosely based in historical fact, Sister Noon is a wryly funny, playfully mysterious, and totally subversive novel from this "fine writer" whose "language dazzles" (San Francisco Chronicle).

"Sister Noon is funny, lyrical, spooky, inspired . . . A work of enchanting rumination-and one of the year's best reads." (Michael Upchurch, The Seattle Times)


Other Award Winning Books by Karen Joy Fowler
We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler
1585 reviews (2013) (320p) (NYT100) (LJ More Best) (PF) (Booker)
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Karen Joy Fowler Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 3  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 0  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 0  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 0  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 1 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 1 We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves ·  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 2 Sister Noon · We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves ·  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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